William Shakespeare
Sonnet

What are the characteristics of a shakespearean sonnet?

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02/24/2017

The features of a shakepearean sonnet are:

They have 14 lines

3 quatrains and a couplet

It consists of three quatrains that are each 4 lines and ends the poem with a two line couplet. It's always going to have a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg and an iambic pentameter rhythm.

quatrain one - states the problem

quatrain two- elaborates on the problem

quatrain three- a solution

couplet- what happened at the end.